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Convivium brings you news, commentary and research on issues affecting daily life for Canadians of all faiths.
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  • Reverence and the Rule of Law

    Rabbi Moishele Fogel

    As Canada’s Parliament is convulsed by a cabinet-splitting controversy that goes to the heart of our legal system, Ottawa Rabbi Moishele Fogel has released a research paper on the vital role of ancient Jewish law, Halacha, in sustaining identity and relationships. The full report can be read on the Cardus Religious Freedom Institute web site.

  • Gaming the Law

    Raymond J. de Souza

    Former Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould’s miscue, Father Raymond de Souza notes, was to insist on  the rule of law in a game where the rules are rigged.

  • Courting Contempt

    Ruth Dick

    The spreading toxin of treating political differences with dehumanizing contempt, Convivium contributor Ruth Dick warns, sounds a tocsin for the future of democratic life.

News & Views

  • China's Imperial Brutality

    David Kilgour

    The death sentence handed to a Canadian convicted of drug smuggling reminded the world that China is the world’s top state executioner. But as former MP and veteran human rights observer David Kilgour tells Convivium readers, Beijing’s vicious persecution of its own minority populations rivals Maoist-era inhumanity.

  • The Old College Try

    Edward Tingley

    With the Supreme Court’s recent affront to Trinity Western University, questions abound about the future of Christian higher education. Edward Tingley, dean of Ottawa’s Augustine College, argues for return to the roots of what philosopher Russell Kirk called “the oldfangled” college.

Sacred Spaces

Photography is the art of seeing, which can bring the sacred to light and give pause to reflect, to ponder, to pray. Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Standing Out

December 19, 2018

Rows of green on rows of brown leading up into the sky.

Fruits

December 19, 2018

Red apples wait for harvest. The crunchy sweetness drifting through the air.

The Winter of Life

December 17, 2018

Dense fog descends over the barren rows. The promise of bringing forth fruit seems distant, unimaginable, and possibly unattainable.

Resplendent Sky

April 24, 2018

Anar Rajabali marvels at the vibrant colours of the Okanagan on a summer afternoon, and how her eyes and mind are drawn up.

Voices From the Crowd

Millions of Canadians live their faith through everyday acts. Voices From the Crowd seeks to stitch those stories together. Submissions welcomed for consideration: convivium@cardus.ca.

Passing on Comfort

Karin Gerber-Bartel is a former refugee who now make comforters for Mennonite Central Committee to support other displaced people.

God in the Chaos

Samantha Dignam

Overcoming her doubts about the mission, though not the message, of the Church, the University of Ottawa’s Samantha Dignam discovers at the Urbana18 conference how acknowledging the faults of Christians is key to carrying the Gospel to the world.

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